INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner In-depth Review

INNOSILICON is known for their professional ASIC with great performance. They have manufactured ASIC chips for various fields. The Bitcoin miner machines manufactured by INNOSILICON are some of the first machines in China. It came with 28-nanometer chips. They controlled the domestic market in the initial days.

INNOSILICON released the A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner in January 2018. The main feature of this miner machine is that it is suitable for mining all types of digital currencies. So, if you want to switch to a different mining currency at a later stage, you can do that if you use this miner machine. This miner machine makes use of the Litecoin algorithm. The computing power of this machine is 1.23 Gh/s. The deviation is around +/- 8 percent. The total power consumption is around 1500 Watts. The deviation will be around +/- 8 percent when the ambient temperature is 25 Degrees Celsius.

So, let us evaluate this miner machine and see if the performance is really satisfactory in the actual scenario.

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You can see the packaging box pictures here. The manufacturer has provided a strong protective packing. The machine comes with a 5-layer package. This packaging is as per the industrial standards. You can see the graphic signs targeted for the handling and the logistics team. A suspended EPE board is used for the packaging of this mining machine. A moisture-proof bag is also provided to prevent moisture build up inside the package. Thus, the manufacturer ensures the complete safety of the miner machine when it is in the shipped stage.

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The INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner comes with a dual-mount design. There are fans for cooling at the front and backside. The machine comes in a sturdy alloy shell. The design looks compact.

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The INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner comes with 4 computing power boards. All these boards will share one controller. You will be able to find the controller of the miner at the topside. There will be 2 PCI-E 6-pin ports for power. You can also see the data cables for each hash board.

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If you have a look at the front side of this mining machine, you can view the controller at the top. There will be the network cable interface in the middle section of the controller. You can also see the dual cooling fans on the front side. The intake of the air will happen from this side.

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You will find a label with all the basic information about the miner machine on the other side of the machine. You will also find the warning signs on the same side.

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You can also see the data cable at the top of the miner. There will be a power cable for the fan and a power interface for the controller that goes from the left to the right side.

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You will be able to find the hash board power interface at the back of the miner machine. There will be two fans provided for colling. The air will come out through these fans.

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The fans that are used for the colling come with a specification of 12V at 3.4 A. the maximum rated current is 3.4 A. The diameter of the fan is 12 cm.

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INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner comes with a snap design for the data line interface. The interface connections are made tight to ensure proper conduction for the transmission of signals without any errors.

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You can see the different physical parameters of the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner below.

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Now comes the installation and the debugging part.

We will make use of a dedicated 1800 W power supply for the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner machine. The power supply unit is connected via the 18 PCI-E 6-pin power cables.

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The installation process of the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner is quite simple. Anyone can do it easily. You need to connect the power board to the power supply first.

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After connecting the power board, you need to plug in the controller.

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Make sure that the cable is plugged in properly.

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You can see the final wiring diagram for the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner machine below.

 

You need to switch on the power after ensuring that all the connections are proper. 192.168.1.254 will be the IP address of the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner machine by default. The network segment will be 192.168.1.*. You need to ensure that the miner is in the same network as the router. So, before switching on the miner, you need to check and ensure these network parameters are proper.

Once the booting of the miner is complete, you can go ahead and open the network browser. You can enter the IP address of the miner machine and go to the background. You will see a Graphical User Interface in the English language.

Now, you need to set up the mining pool. After that, you need to click on the Config button in the lower right corner of the configuration page of the miner machine. It will take only a few seconds to complete these tasks.

 

Now, you need to enter the password details to log in to the miner machine. You can use the password 12345678 as the password if you are using the miner for the first time. It is the default password.

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Once you have completed the mining pool setup, click the Save option. It will ensure that all the parameters get saved properly.

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Now, we will have a look at the various translation of the pool settings. You will find the frequency settings of the mining pool below. The default frequency settings will be good for your mining process. You need to change it only when you want to move to a different frequency.

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Network Settings of the Miner

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When the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner is running in the normal condition, you will see the status light.

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Now, we will have a look at the testing part.

 

The first that we will do is the noise test. The measured value for the ambient noise is around 40 dBa. The temperature inside is around 15 degrees Celsius. This temperature is recorded during the daytime. The temperature at night is around 8 degrees Celsius.

 

The INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner machine gives an average computing power of 1.2 G to 1.25 G during its long run. There are no major fluctuations in the computing power. It is understood from the stable power curve.

The measured power of the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner is around 1535 Watts.

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Now, we will perform the overclocking test. It involves modification in the mining pool. So, we need to log in to the machine first.

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After logging in, we can go ahead and select the overclocking option.

Here, the computing power measured is around 1.29 G.

The power is around 1738 Watts.

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You can see that only built-in frequency options are available here. They are the default and the overclocking options. The power supply unit that you are using determines the voltage. The miner will adjust freely to make the operations stable and smooth.

You can also choose the automatic adjustment option.

Now, we will see the noise part. If the miner is operating in normal condition, the noise is around 84.7 dBa. This measurement is taken at a distance of 20 cm. The fan speed is around 70 percent during this whole run.

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Now, we will measure the noise at a distance of 1 m from the miner. This measured value is found to be 75.5 dBa.

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Now, we will see the temperature part. The temperature at the air inlet side is found to be 19.9 degrees Celsius when the average temperature measured at the computing board is around 39 degrees Celsius.

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The temperature at the air outlet is around 23 degrees. Hot air will be pushed out through this outlet.

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Now, we will summarize the whole thing.

  1. INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner machine is found to run stably. 1535 Watts is the measured power of this miner machine. The average computing power of the machine is in the range of 1.2 G to 1.25 G. All these readings match the specifications of the miner shared by the manufacturer.
  2. You can use the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner for mining all types of cryptocurrencies. It is possible with the help of the Scrypt.
  3. If you see the noise levels of the miner in the normal mode, it is slightly higher compared to other miner machines. These noise levels are quite common in the case of miner machines that are used for large scale mining.
  4. The high-speed cooling fan design in the INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner ensure that there are no heat dissipation issues. There is no. large temperature difference between the front and back sides of the miner machine.
  5. It is possible to do some overclocking in this miner machine. Many mining workers would like to use this feature.
  6. The INNOSILICON A6 LTC Master Litecoin Miner is an easy-to-use mining machine. It is also fast and stable. The compact design of this miner machine makes it more attractive to the customers.
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